OMAHA, Neb., May 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific earned the No. 68 spot on Military Times' Best for Vets: Employers 2018 list. This is the railroad's eighth time on the list. Rankings are based on recruiting, mentoring, on-the-job training and spouse employment.
"Military veterans have safety and leadership experience, as well as a proven ability to work in challenging environments," said Sherrye Hutcherson, Union Pacific's senior vice president and chief human resources officer. "These qualities are what we look for in all of our employees."
Union Pacific's support extends beyond moving military supplies and equipment to helping veterans transition into the civilian workforce. Roughly 17 percent of the company's employees have veteran experience, and some remain in the National Guard or Reserves. Union Pacific's Employee Resource Group, UPVETS, is dedicated to serving its veteran employees and the communities they live in, as well as building a support network.
"Some of Union Pacific's first employees were veterans and that legacy continues today," said Hutcherson. "We are honored to once again be recognized as a Military Times' Best for Vets employer."
Union Pacific also was named one of 37 components, or companies, on the 2017-2018 Military Times Best for Vets Index. The index measures publicly traded companies' performance selected from the Military Times annual rankings of the Best For Vets: Employers. To be selected for this index, companies must meet four requirements:
- Named to Military Times Best for Vets: Employers rankings for the last three years.
- Publicly traded.
- Have a market capitalization greater than $200 million at the time of inclusion.
- Greater than $1 million in average daily traded dollar volume.
Union Pacific continues to recruit veterans through various initiatives including career fairs and Hiring our Heroes initiatives. Job opportunities are available at www.UP.jobs.
ABOUT UNION PACIFIC
Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP). One of America's most recognized companies, Union Pacific Railroad connects 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. In the last 10 years, 2008-2017, Union Pacific invested approximately $34 billion in its network and operations to support America's transportation infrastructure. The railroad's diversified business mix is classified into its Agricultural Products, Energy, and Industrial and Premium business groups. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers, operates from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways. Union Pacific provides value to its roughly 10,000 customers by delivering products in a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible manner.
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